Today’s topic is on how have I, as a teenager, managed to keep on living my best life…even after remaining friends with no more than 4 people.
When asked what the most social beings in the world are, you would be tempted to answer: “Humans!”. I believe that you would only partially be right. And why is that? It’s a fact that teenagers are the most social among us. Studies have shown that the average teenager has between 9 and 15 friends. But how do you even keep that many people interested in you for more than a few minutes?
I know what you may be thinking, “this girl has to be so sad all of the time!”… uh, no. Not really, and here’s why:
I prefer quality over quantity.
This is quite cliché, but many people live by this. I would rather have 2 and a half friends that praise me for who I am, than have a friend group made up of 15 weirdos that judge me every step I take. The most important thing, whether you are a teenager, a preteen, an adult, or even a kindergartner, is to surround yourself with people who encourage you to aim for the best and to love yourself.
Less friends equals less drama.
I am fully aware of the fact that humans need to socialise in order to stay mentally and implicitly, physically healthy… but being alone is addictingly peaceful.
Once you get used to having fewer friends, there’s no going back.
And honestly, going shopping, thrifting, going to the restaurant or to the cafeteria, having girls’ nights by yourself is not that bad.
No, hanging out with the same 4 people daily does not feel like a routine, nor is boring.
In fact, since I have moved to another town, me and my friends have been meeting once in a blue moon. And no, unfortunately I haven’t made any new friends here, but I am perfectly fine with that.
This way, going out feels less of an ordinary thing, but rather like it’s the best thing since sliced bread!
What is one of the reasons why I am such a massive loner? The fact that I have become really picky within the past few years.
The ball is in your court, though. You get to choose how many friends you have. Whether you like being one of the popular ones or one of the lonelier ones, make sure you constantly enjoy yourself!